ERIC Number: ED186762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Current and Future Employment Opportunities in New and Emerging Occupations within Illinois. Final Project Report.
Spetz, Sally H.; And Others
An Illinois project identified new and emerging occupations within the state and determined the types, levels, and distribution of new vocational education curricula needed to meet employment demands for skilled workers in those occupations. Project staff reviewed similar national research efforts, recently enacted Illinois legislation, and technical and trade journals to identify potential new occupations. Telephone contacts were made with over 450 individuals nationwide, representing industries, educational institutions, professional and trade associations, government agencies, labor unions, service organizations, and private employers. Study findings identified seven new and emerging occupations for which new curricula should be offered: biomedical equipment technician, industrial hygiene technician, podiatric assistant, therapeutic recreation technician, swine confinement facility assistant manager, solar energy technician, and halfway house resident manager. Each was described in terms of job duties, educational requirements, typical employers, present sources of workers, linkages with established occupations or industrial sectors, and current and projected estimates of statewide manpower demand. (A curriculum planning and resource guide for each occupation is available separately. See Note.) Further, twelve occupations were identified as potential new and emerging occupations, due to pending legislation, technology, or borderline demand estimates. (Job duties and exclusion criteria are provided for approximately forty occupations which did not qualify.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Animal Facilities, Curriculum Research, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Farm Management, Institutional Administration, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Podiatry, Rehabilitation Centers, Solar Radiation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Technical Occupations
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois